Meet our 2021/2022 Wicked Women and get connected!
Emily Rose Clark
Emily Rose Clark is a freelance sound artist currently based in the UK. Passionate about connection, Emily uses her fascination for language, her love of music and her technical skills to facilitate others’ creative work and bring together cultures and creatives that wouldn’t otherwise collaborate. Emily is currently the newest member of the technical team at the Philharmonic Hall and Music Room, a long-awaited return to sound and lighting work for live art. In the future she aims to continue her DJ work and hopes to collaborate further with arts venues to facilitate multicultural creative collaborations. Emily was raised in Madrid, trained at the University of Liverpool then relocated to Milan, where she trained and worked as a translator for 2 years before she became a freelancer in 2018. Since then, her nomadic lifestyle has taken Emily across 3 continents and continues to influence her creative practice, a rich and diverse tapestry of skill and interest.
Faye McCutcheon is an actress and singer from Liverpool. She has played a wide range of roles and styles some of which are Jesus, 'The Mysteries, Doomsday' (LIPA Institute, 2019), Pia, 'Festen (Hope Street Theatre, 2019), Multi role, 'Dead Heavy Fantastic' (The Black-E, 2018). She is also a skilled devisor and physical performer, with a love for creating unique work, and was recently part of the ensemble for Memoria (Tmesis Theatre). A strong singer Faye performed in Jack Thorne's adaptation of Georg Buchner 'Woyzeck' (The Bluecoat, 2019). Faye’s was recently chosen as the lead in The Anchoress by Theresa Pine, part of the Liverpool Everyman's New Works Showcase and will be developed in full in 2021.
Halyna is a Liverpool visual based artist, originally from Manchester. She has been creating art for many years and is currently studying fine art at Liverpool John Moores University. She has experience in a wide variety of mediums including ink, wire, clay, film and collage. Her work, while inspired by the everyday, is often comedic, silly, weird and a little bit creepy with an underlying social comment. She is passionate about making the arts accessible, and relating to a wide range of people through her artwork. Halyna is currently taking part in Tmesis Theatre's Wicked Women Creative Development Course.
Isabella Friend is a theatre, film, and live performance designer and maker, specialising in set, costume, and props. The surreal, abstract, and uncanny inspire her work and she has a particular interest in immersive and site - specific theatre. Her design work includes; Dream State - anthology film series, Stoning Mary (LIPA) and as an assistant for Hollyoaks Art Department, Liverpool Everyman Theatre - Road (YEP) and the Bristol Old Vic - Make More Noise. She is also Creative Director, for global artists network, The Inkarnate Collective, where she collaborates with multidisciplinary artists who are dedicated to activism, and accessibility to the arts.
Leah, is a proudly born Liverpudlian actress. Her love for acting started at the Everyman Youth Theatre (YEP) then later she was selected to be part of the REP, Everyman Repertory Company in 2018, making her professional stage debut in Othello directed by Gemma Bodinetz. She recently completed her training at LIPA, undergoing a variety of roles including Guildenstern/Gravedigger in Hamlet, Ensemble/Grandmother in Revolt She Said Revolt Again and Mrs Saunders/Solider in Cloud 9. Leah also played Lavinia in Seven acts of Mercury by Grasp the Nettle productions, and has recently finished Voice over work with Gazooky Studios for the History Whisper at St Georges Hall. Leah is a passionate, enthusiastic artist, and loves challenging herself with a variety of theatre styles in both scripted work and devising new work. She loves the process of finding and working with a character and investing in their story.
Based in the North West, Maddie is a Contemporary theatre maker, with a passion for physical theatre, dance and clowning, and exploring the P/polotics of life. She is a 1st class graduate from The Arden School Of Theatre, where she was able to develop and create her own work, which was showcased at the Untapped Festival at Contact Theatre. As well as this, she worked on productions with Tmesis Theatre and the Lantern Company, which developed her skills in physical based work. She is currently a member of Tmesis Theatre’s, Wicked Women Creative Development Course.
Melissa is a mixed media artist living in Liverpool, who enjoys using a range of mediums, materials and techniques. Delving into ceramics and glassblowing to create functional sculptures, as well as creating art prints for tote bags, posters, wrapping paper and wallpaper out of acrylic paints, watercolours and ink. When she creates it’s about expressing and capturing beauty and wonder. Intriguing landscapes, textures, vibrant colours and naturally formed designs of nature are her inspiration, along with vintage fashion and German Expressionism. Melissa has a BA in Design & Craft from De Montfort University.
Millie is a prop maker, set designer, and a creative performer. Based in Liverpool. She has a passion for theatre concepts involving; creating large scale immersive sets and detailed eerie props. During her training at Liverpool John Moores University, she designed the set for Di, Viv and Rose which she also directed. She is a co-founder of the theatre company “But Why?” and is the resident set designer/prop maker, she recently designed and created sets for their online production of The Kerfuffle Kurse, performed over zoom in the winter lockdown. As well as being a maker, Millie is also an aspiring comedian and comedy writer.
Molly Pearson is an actress in training based in Liverpool, originally from Cheshire. Molly is currently receiving further training to develop her skillset and is ready to immerse herself in the arts sector. Molly feels a deep attachment to raising awareness of important issues through art, making marginalised people feel heard and is looking forward to bringing her ideas to life. She is currently part of Tmesis Theatre’s Wicked Women Creative Development Course and is very much enjoying developing alongside inspirational women.
Morven Currie is a versatile Theatre maker, director, and facilitator of participatory workshops based in Liverpool. Having gained experience working with various community groups, Theatre Schools and setting up her Theatre Company, Gap Yah Productions at 19, her work aims to create social change and make theatre that is accessible to all. Morven creates bold and pertinent performances, which reflect on the past using techniques such as verbatim theatre. Her work enables all involved to leave with the passion, she shares, to actively express, pursue and create an equal society.
Olivia is an actor, physical theatre performer and theatre maker from Norwich. She recently graduated from the Guildford School of Acting, where she developed a passion for creating immersive, fantastical work with a social comment. Some of her recent work includes, Elaine Robinson: The Graduate (Hostry Festival 2019), Chef Cinnamon: The Polar Express Immersive Train Journey (Warner Bros), and We Rise - a short film commissioned by the Liverpool Empire Theatre. Olivia also runs her own physical theatre company, Buried Thunder who toured the UK in 2019 with the original piece, Our Shore made in association with Farnham Maltings.
Rosa Giulia Gavin
Rosa is an arts practitioner and drama facilitator based in Liverpool. She is a hands-on person who thrives when collaborating with others. Rosa has previously worked with Company of Friends, a drama-based group of adults with intellectual disabilities, to create a large scale, outdoor performance at Tam Ó Shanter Farm in Bidston. She has also worked extensively facilitating drama devising workshops with primary school children. Rosa has a keen interest in nature and the world around her, finding alternate uses for everyday things and items others may deem as rubbish. Connection is at the heart of the projects Rosa involves herself with.
Rhiannon is an actor and creative. Growing up in Bristol, she got her first taste of theatre in Bristol Old Vic Young company, devising and performing and went on to train at Actor’s Workshop and LIPA. She is fascinated by people and what drives them and is interested in pursuing community-driven theatre work. Recent work includes short film 'Bad Seed' (BFI academy), Memoria (Tmesis Theatre) and Hamlet (LIPA). She has a love for physical work, trained in for commedia dell'arte, and has won medals and accolades in Lau Gar Kung Fu (as assistant teacher and student) and in Jiu Jitsu.
Emma is a poet and workshop facilitator based in Liverpool. She is a queer, disabled artist, who has worked across Merseyside with marginalised young people and adults. She is driven by a desire to connect, and is passionate about how poetry and writing, can push against societal barriers and magnify voices of underrepresented people. Emma has worked as a workshop facilitator with the Windows Project, been a member of the Young DaDaFest board, and is currently collaborating with disabled poets from the city region, on a pamphlet, Disability in the City. Emma’s ambition is to create a platform that will showcase the work of underrepresented groups across the Liverpool City Region.